**Please Note that Christian Foundations has been temporarily suspended due to COVID**
Christian Foundations is a class on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am which runs year round. This is a time for teaching and interaction on a variety of topics important to the growing Christian disciple. Topics will include Bible themes and doctrines, worldviews, church history, the clash of our culture with Christian teaching, biographies, issues related to everyday living, world religions, and a whole lot more. Teaching will be done by various people or by DVD with discussion to follow. For more information call 905-735-0788
Christian Foundations Schedule
Current Series: The Consequences of Ideas
In Ligonier’s survey series, The Consequences of Ideas, R.C. Sproul traces the contours of Western philosophy throughout history and shows how our culture evolved to what it is today. From ancient Greek thinkers like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to Christian philosophers such as Augustine, Anselm and Aquinas to the shapers of modern thought such as Hume, Kant and Nietzsche, R.C. demonstrates the consequences of each of these and other important thinkers’ ideas on world events, theology, the fine arts and culture, as well as our everyday lives.
Completed Series: The God who is There
It can no longer be assumed that most people-or even most Christians-have a basic understanding of the Bible. Many don’t know the difference between the Old and New Testament, and even the more well-known biblical figures are often misunderstood. It is getting harder to talk about Jesus accurately and compellingly because listeners have no proper context with which to understand God’s story of redemption. In this basic introduction to faith, D. A. Carson takes seekers, new Christians, and small groups through the big story of Scripture. He helps readers to know what they believe and why they believe it.
Completed Series: Learning to Love the Psalms
The Psalms are undeniably beautiful. They are also difficult, and readers often come away convinced that tremendous riches remain just beyond their grasp. In this book, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey invites us to journey with him towards a greater understanding and love for these sacred verses. The timeless elegance of the Psalms, their depth of expression, and testimony to the greatness of God have enchanted and edified God’s people for centuries. Learning to Love the Psalms is intended to help today’s Christians share in that delight.
Completed Series: The Holiness of God
The Holiness of God examines the meaning of holiness and why people are both fascinated and terrified by a holy God. This series closely explores God’s character, leading to new insights on sin, justice, and grace. The result is a new awareness of our dependence upon God’s mercy and a discovery of the awesomeness of His majestic holiness. Dr. R.C. Sproul says, “The holiness of God affects every aspect of our lives—economics, politics, athletics, romance—everything with which we are involved.”
Completed Series: A Time for Confidence
As members of a society that is quickly abandoning its Christian past, followers of Christ often feel disoriented or even frightened. When human leaders and political advocates fail us, doubts arise and the road to compromise beckons. In this series, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols points to the almighty God as the source and ground of our confidence. Though the whole world may shake around us, His kingdom is unshakable. This is a time for confidence.
Completed Series: Lessons from the Upper Room
Knowing the time was fast approaching for Him to depart this world, Jesus spent His final hours with His closest friends. As the disciples sat with their master, unaware of what would soon take place, Jesus served them, taught them, and prayed for them. In this new teaching series, Lessons from the Upper Room, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson paints a vivid picture of the disciples’ final moments with their Savior. Carefully walking through John 13-17, Dr. Ferguson reminds us of the centrality of Christ in all of life.
Completed Series: Angels and Demons
Angels and demons are portrayed and discussed everywhere — from statues and paintings to poems and songs to the Internet. But are they understood correctly? With all the attention these beings receive, Christians are bound to get confused between what is often assumed to be “common knowledge” and how the Word of God actually portrays them. In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul challenges many of the modern myths regarding these other-worldly beings by offering a biblical view of the spiritual realm.
Completed Series: Reformation Profiles
People new to Reformed theology may wonder just what it was about a five-hundred-year-old historical movement that affects our thinking so much today. So join Dr. Stephen Nichols for an inviting, approachable take on “Reformation 101,” as he explores the events of the Protestant Reformation from the perspective of important figures from each of four key countries in this new seven-part teaching series. More than a history lesson, Dr. Nichols helps believers understand why the Reformation mattered then and matters now.
Completed Series: Marks of a Healthy Church
The church wasn’t our idea—it was His. Jesus established the church as the natural arena for our spiritual growth, and our health depends on it. In this series, Dr. Mark Dever and Dr. Jonathan Leeman survey the marks of a healthy church, where we are called to display God’s glorious character in unity, holiness, and love. We can’t do it alone.
Completed Series: Sermon on the Mount
The Sermon on the Mount is perhaps the best-known and most-beloved sermon ever preached. In this sermon, Jesus shows Himself to be the promised King as He announces the kingdom of God and demonstrates its power. In this twelve-lecture series, Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson explains how this sermon equips us to live a kingdom life in a fallen world. Dr. Ferguson looks at the sermon’s teachings on such topics as living counterculturally, the deeper implications of the law of God, and how the foundational knowledge of God as Father is the cure for all our anxieties.
Completed Series: Church History (100-600 AD)
Many committed, knowledgeable believers still know little about the history of the church. As a result, they’re missing a testament to God’s steadfastness over the centuries. Now, a monumental new teaching series sheds crucial light on church history, demonstrating God’s promise to build and preserve his church so that “the gates of hell will not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18). Join Dr. W. Robert Godfrey as he takes believers through the first twelve lectures of what will be a seventy-three-lecture series covering theology, apologetics, notable church fathers, and much more.
Completed Series: God in our Midst
How does an ancient tent in the wilderness of Sinai relate to our relationship with God? The description of the tabernacle, God’s Old Testament dwelling place, spans sixteen chapters of the Bible. Yet many of us pass over this extended description without understanding its significance. In this series, Rev. Daniel R. Hyde encourages us to consider this “tent of meeting” (Ex. 27:21). By studying the particulars of this first tabernacle, we will better understand Jesus, the One who dwelt, or “tabernacled,” among us (John 1:14).
Completed Series: Who is the Holy Spirit?
Although the Holy Spirit is sometimes the forgotten Person of the Trinity, His presence and work is found throughout redemptive history. In this twelve-message series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson traces the work of the third person of the Trinity through Scripture – from creation to the work of Christ to His dwelling in our hearts today. Along the way, he sheds light on the vital role the Holy Spirit serves. Dr. Ferguson’s goal is to help us know the Holy Spirit as a person, in addition to knowing of His power and work within us.
Completed Series: Abortion
Are you pro-life or pro-choice? Few questions have divided people as deeply or as emotionally as this one. Abortion is such a deeply divisive issue because fundamental moral issues are at stake. In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul moves beyond the shouting matches in order to examine the issue calmly and rationally. With clarity and compassion, he explains why abortion is a violation of God’s purposes for His creation.
Completed Series: Spiritual Warfare
Completed Series: Pilgrim’s Progress – A Guided Tour
The Pilgrim’s Progress, written by Baptist pastor John Bunyan over 300 years ago, is one of the most widely-circulated books every to be published in the English language. In spite of its popularity in the past, many people today are not familiar with this masterpiece. Join respected pastor and theologian Dr. Derek Thomas as he takes readers along this allegorical journey, showing that Christians have as much to gain from this book today as they did hundreds of years ago.
Biography of John Bunyan: click here
Completed Series: The Attributes of God
Who is God? A true, intimate relationship with God is not based on our own ideas about what God is like. If we really desire to know God, we must approach Him based on the knowledge of who He reveals Himself to be in His Word. Join Dr. Steven J. Lawson in this in-depth study as he articulates a biblical understanding of fifteen divine attributes and explores how a right understanding of God can affect every aspect of our lives.
Christian Foundations Schedule 2013-2014
Series Completed: This is a series of video lectures presented by Dr. R.C. Sproul of Ligonier Ministries
There was a time when scientists regarded the universe as the handiwork of God. But most modern scientists operate on the assumption that God is a myth, that the universe is an entity caused and ruled by chance. Nonsense, says Dr. R.C. Sproul in Creation or Chaos: Modern Science and the Existence of God.
The relationship between science and faith is controversial — even among Christians. This series addresses the most fundamental issue in the dispute. By showing the logical absurdity of the chaos theory of the universe and the supreme rationality of creation, Creation or Chaos can help you take a confident and credible stand for Christ.
Series Completed: This is a series of video lectures given by the late J. Edwin Orr, an Evangelical historian of Revival
Lecture 1: What is Revival? – click here
Lecture 2: First Great Awakening (Speaker: Tom Nelson) – click here
Lecture 3: Awakening of 1727 Onward – click here
Lecture 4: Awakening of 1792 Onward – click here
Lecture 5: Resurgence of 1830 Onward – click here
Lecture 6: Awakening of 1858 in America – click here
Lecture 7: Awakening of 1859 in Britain and Elsewhere – click here
Lecture 8: Resurgence of 1882 Onward – click here
Lecture 9: Wales Revival of 1904 – click here
Lecture 10: Awakening of 1905 in North America – click here
Lecture 11: Movements between World Wars – click here
Lecture 12: Movements in Latin America – click here
Lecture 13: Call for Prayer for Revival – click here
Lecture 14: Revival on the Isle of Lewis (Speaker: Rev. Duncan Campbell) – click here
Series Completed: For more information on the Truth Project, click on the graphic above, or visit the following website: http://www.thetruthproject.org/